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Today in Phillies History for May 30th

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

75 wins, 85 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 46.9 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1903: Bill Keister hit a deep fly ball to center field against Brooklyn, then raced home for an apparent inside-the-park home run. He was called out for missing second base, though, and credited with a single and an RBI for plating the runner on first. Keister was tossed from the game following a heated argument over the call.
1922: In the 10th inning of the first game of a double-header with New York, Butch Henline hits a ball into the left field bleachers with two on to win the game. He stops at second, however, and is only credited with a double. The Phillies gave up a total of 43 hits to the Giants in the two games, including a 16-7 game two loss.
1931: Chuck Klein hits home runs off the same pitcher (the Braves' Ben Cantwell) in both games of a double-header
1931: The Phillies tie a league record with 21 infield assists in a 12-2 win over Boston.
1935: Phils pitcher Jim Bivin gets Babe Ruth to ground out in his first at bat. Ruth then left the game against the Boston Braves, ending his major-league career
1978: Mike Schmidt stole 3 bases as the Phillies beat the Pirates 6-1 at the Vet.
1993: The Phils connect for 6 homers on the way to an 18-1 win over the Rockies at Mile High Stadium. Darren Daulton goes deep twice, and is joined by Tommy Greene, Mariano Duncan, Dave Hollins, and Kim Batiste.
2001: Johnny Estrada ties a team record by hitting into three double plays in a 6-3 win over the Mets.
2004: Jim Thome's home run is the team's 37th in May, breaking a team record for most in the month. The Phils win 4-1.
2007: Jamie Moyer loses to Arizona's Randy Johnson, but sets a new record for oldest left-handed starters in the process (combined age: 88 years, 90 days).
2009: Ryan Howard hits 2 home runs, including a grand slam into the 3rd deck at Citizens Bank Park, in a 9-6 Phillies win over Washington. The slam was the 8th of his career, tying Mike Schmidt's team records for most career slams by a Phillie.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1965: Purchased Lew Burdette from Chicago (NL)

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